My stay in Istanbul last December convinced me that cooperation with Hostelsclub is always a good idea. What is Hostelsclub? It’s a a hostel booking company that provides over 28,000 accommodation options worldwide. Obviously, some of them are located in Bulgaria. That’s why I contacted them again when I spontaneously decided to visit Sofia&surroundings in spring 2014. Why not? Once again, I was provided with accommodation, this time in two different hostels in downtown Sofia. Once again, everything was smooth, professional and extremely nice.
I arrived to Central Bus Station in Sofia from Istanbul in a dead of night, absolutely exhausted and pretty concerned about all this low-budget solo female travel concept. Everything I wanted was to sleep and get pampered. Check-in at 5 am only exists in my ideal travel world though. It was still dark outside so I decided to linger over a cup coffee in the station building first. But, as you could guess, I got bored and I eventually got to the hostel at dawn, fully prepared for an awkward nap at the reception. Imagine how happy I was when I discovered my room was already ready for me. Internet Hostel hosted me in a very nice double room (a double bed for a single use, I love them!) overlooking at the beautiful Vitosha boulevard. You see, my trip to Bulgaria was one of the most spontaneous, read: not properly planned journeys in my entire life. I knew almost nothing about the city. I woke up to the sun and realised that I’m in the very core of the city center, just next to the Court House. It’s a perfect base for city walking tours. And believe me, Sofia is one of the greenest and the most walkeable European capitals I’ve ever been to!
You probably want to know something about the staff members – a pretty place is nothing else than a place if there are no beautiful people filling it with their energy. Internet hostel’s team is truly great, helpful and always eager to provide you with the information about the city, spots to visit, hidden gems and maps for directionally challenged tourits like me.And they are all smiles, which is not entirely common in this part of the world. If you have ever been there, you probably know what I mean.
You are planning a trip to Sofia? You are a backpacker and you don’t necessarily want to splurge on the accommodation but the location matters for you? Internet hostel is an option!